• Nothing to Fear

  • By: Karen Rose
  • Narrated by: Tara Ward
  • Length: 15 hrs and 50 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A killer's game is just beginning....

Nothing to Fear is the third fantastic thriller in the Chicago series, by Sunday Times bestselling author Karen Rose.

Ready or not...here she comes.

Sue Conway is out for revenge. Recently released from prison, she is determined to find everyone who helped put her there. And kidnapping an eleven-year-old deaf boy is only the first step in her plan.

Running to Chicago, they head to Hanover House, an inner-city women's shelter, run by Dana Dupinsky. Dana safeguards many secrets for those around her but she would never knowingly harbour a kidnapper.

Dana thought she had nothing to fear, but those around her begin to die in increasingly violent ways, and she realises the true extent of Sue's plan, she knows much worse is to come....

©2005 Karen Rose (P)2012 Headline Digital

Critic Reviews

"A pulse pounding tale that has it all: suspense, action, and a very hunky private investigator." (Cosmopolitan)
"Rose's well-crafted story sets pulses pounding and pages turning." (Bookpage)

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Another winner by Karen Rose

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I am loving these Karen Rose audiobooks! She is able to strike the right balance between thriller and romance and usually has a twist at the end that you don't see coming. Often, authors are not able to bring the serial killer spirit truly to life in a female but Karen did a brilliant job with this in this book. I only allow myself to listen when I'm exercising so getting into shape as there are so many good bits I can't wait to hear! Thanks Karen! All in all, loved it.

What did you like best about this story?

I love the twists that Karen puts in so brilliantly. You just don't see them coming.

Which character – as performed by Tara Ward – was your favorite?

I have to say, this narrator was not my favorite. Having read another book featuring Evie, I really didn't like the low-brow version of her voice which did not suit the character at all. The male voices were pretty good though and she did a good job keeping her voices consistent which much be hard.

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  • Vivica
  • 07-28-16

Awful narration

Karen Rose is one of my favourite authors, however the narration of this audio book was truly awful. The male voices that she did were really bad , and totally unrealistic and irritating. I stuck it out for about half of the book and then gave up, so I can't really give a review on the actual story.

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  • Judith Hewitt
  • 03-19-19

Another good book spoiled by the narrator

I love Karen Ross's intricate plotting and detailed characterisation. This story kept me intrigued to the end. However the narrator's insistence on assigning accents to differentiate between characters is unnecessary, unconvincing and ultimately irritating.

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  • LewieP123
  • 03-08-19

Not a fan of the narration

This book is one of my favourites, so I was disappointed because I felt like the narrator didn't really capture any of the characters in the way I imagined them, especially Evie. I feel like it was at times robotic and poorly read. It was hard to relate to the characters when the voices that accompanied them seemed off, and intimate moments came across as a bit silly and not intense in the right way. Love the story, disappointed with the portrayal of the characters unfortunately.

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  • Avril
  • 09-26-18

Frustrated like the heroine

I’ve been listening all day, and to be honest , if the mention of thrills and hot desire is mentioned one more time between the two main protagonists I will stop. The story would be quite good if it were not padded out with unfulfilled lust.

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  • Jules
  • 02-08-22

Good listen if not hoping for a master

I've listened to several + books. Best not to listen consecutively as the characters tend to be replicated. Different stories but similar themes. I hate the voice used for the leading ladies...always squeaky and tragic when they are portrayed as strong characters.

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  • Kit
  • 06-08-21

Great book but a truly awful narrator.

Had to stop and read the paperback instead. Love Karen Rose, but narrator was so bad I couldn't stand it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-23-21

narrater ok... her voices shocking

the voices the narrater does are shocking...
Good story but very predictable ...
worth a listen

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  • Karen Croan
  • 07-31-20

Good

Having read a number of other Karen Rose books which mention these characters I was keen to learn the full story of Dana & Ethan. I was not disappointed. A great set of characters, involving story and a truly chilling protagonist. I loved the narrators performance of the accents which made it even better.

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  • K.Drinkwater
  • 09-23-17

Brilliant story

Great story well read thrilling to listen to
kept me wanting to listen to the next chapter

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  • P. S. Elliott
  • 10-10-15

Nothing to Fear

Story good ( I think as missed some) but far over the top for sexual scenes and narration. Can't be bothered reading second part as I am bored silly with keep forwarding on the narration to get to the story!! Shame, I think the author was mixed up as to what she was actually trying to write, thriller or erotic, the two do not mix in this book, in my opinion!

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  • Barbara
  • 01-17-15

Another disappointing narrator.

Loved the story, loathed the narration. Poor choice of voices for the several characters was disappointing in the extreme and to my mind, it would have been better as a straight read without the characterisation for which this narrator has seemingly little talent or imagination.

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  • Lesley Thornton
  • 07-15-18

A good listen spoiled.

Narration was awful. Very sad that all the men were suffering from emphysema or so it seems.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-05-20

Brilliant

great story , suspense and twists and well narrated, really enjoyed yet another Karen Rose book.

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  • maree McIntyre
  • 04-27-20

Trouble performance, but another great story

I really enjoy Karen Rose’s novels.
What a shame the performance from Tara Ward was so terrible once again!!!
Some of the characters have already been in other Karen Rose novels but the voices used this time did not match. For example The voice of Ab Regan was totally different and very disappointing because you feel you know these characters Karen has created, I was looking forward the hearing them again.

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